or by phone on 087 410 7037. is satisfied that your child is enrolled in the nearest suitable school, and 10 Journey Tickets Valid for ten journeys for a period of seven consecutive days inclusive of date of issue and including Sundays, for journey selected only. relevant SENO. The school transport team will then need to re-assess whether your child is still entitled to school transport on distance. Some schools do not have designated transport areas. Purchase of a ticket is deemed to imply acceptance of these conditions. form for the Special Transport Grant and email it to your child’s school. If grant aid is sanctioned, applications for payment of the grant should If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP), or is currently undergoing an assessment for an EHCP, they may be eligible for travel support. The School Transport Scheme supports transport to and from school for children who reside remote from their nearest school. Travel support for pupils with special education needs . The School Transport Section will email your application to your child’s Full details of the Post Primary School Transport Scheme can be found here. Applications for Primary or Post Primary School Transport Schemes must be made online. In practice this means that: Full details of the Primary School Transport Scheme can be found here. The Post Primary School Transport Scheme supports the transport to and from school of children who reside not less than 4.8 kilometres from and are attending their nearest post-primary education centre/school. Your child’s school will complete the application and forward it to the decision. OffalyR35 Y2N5. There will, however, be a small number of children with profound and complex educational needs for whom the council will need to make arrangements to provide travel assistance. Any application for a refund where a ticket has been purchased and received but is then not required, must be submitted online and the School Transport Travel Ticket must be returned to your local Bus Éireann School Transport Office (with the exception of those who cannot be catered for due to lack of accommodation). School Transport SectionPortlaoise RoadTullamoreOffalyIreland, c/o Department of EducationPortlaoise RoadTullamoreCo. School Transport Travel Tickets may only be used for travel to and from school on school days during the School Term. to make your grant application (pdf). Find a Citizens Information Centre in your area: The Department of Education If your application has been refused, you are entitled to appeal the Details of all existing pupils who currently hold tickets are already recorded and the email address provided in the registration process previously is used to communicate with families each summer when it is time to pay the school transport charges for the forthcoming school year. to help with the cost of making private transport arrangements. Our current Special Educational Needs Transport Policy does not make any specific reference to children of this age. Where doubt exists as to the eligibility of a child for a reduced fare, it is the responsibility of the passenger claiming the child fare to produce evidence of age. For Applications of pupils with special educational needs arising from a diagnosed disability, please refer to the section ‘Transport for Children with Special Education Needs’. Return Tickets are valid for one outward journey on date of departure and for one return journey based on the ticket type selected. their transport eligibility for the duration of their primary education in this Once bus route information appears on a bus stop icon, you can click on the Real Time link at the bottom. and Skills by email sentransport@education.gov.ie Contact the school for more information. and Skills provides school transport services for children with For example a Weekly Ticket issued on Tuesday is valid up to and including the following Monday. All passenger tickets are issued subject to bye-laws, regulations and conditions contained in the publications and notices of or applicable to Bus Éireann. Family Account Holders have the facility of paying for School Transport in one or two options; Full Year or Part Year. You can also contact your local Citizens Information Centre or Request a call back from an information officer. If the child returns to mainstream How to apply during the COVID-19 For Account Holders with 2 or more children on a combination of the Primary & Post Primary School Transport scheme, a maximum family charge of €650 will apply. You are required to apply for free school travel each school year. There will, however, be a small number of children with profound and complex educational needs for whom the council will need to make arrangements to provide travel assistance. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, you can apply for a Special All applications are processed and eligibility is determined in line with the rules of the Department of Education and Skills School Transport Schemes. One child under the age of 4 will be carried free if accompanied by and in the charge of a fare-paying passenger, provided that the child does not occupy a seat to the exclusion of another passenger. If the SENO Your application will be Where the No pupil will be allowed to travel without a current valid School Transport Travel Ticket. operator) operates the school transport service on behalf of the Department. All passengers over the age of 15 who are not eligible for a discounted fare must purchase an Adult Ticket. Your child may be entitled to free transport if they cannot walk to school because of their special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or mobility problem. You can zoom in to an area by clicking on any of the red bus stops. Medical Cards Account holders who have Eligible children holding valid medical cards (GMS Scheme) should submit their child’s medical card details in order to avail of the exemption from School Transport charges. A Special Transport Grant towards the cost of private transport arrangements Full details of the Scheme can be found here. The Primary School Transport Scheme supports the transport to and from school of children who reside not less than 3.2 kilometres from and are attending their nearest national school, having regard to language and ethos. The closing date for applications is the last Friday in April for the forthcoming School Year. You can also use the normal pan and zoom controls at the top left hand side of the map to locate bus stops in your chosen area. Bus Éireann may share your data with Third Parties solely for the purpose of providing and managing the school transport services. of Attendance form. You should apply to the school principal who will contact the school’s Special Educational Needs Organiser (SENO) in relation to applying for special transport. Information on the School Transport Scheme for Children with Special Educational Needs Our website uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, analyse site traffic, personalise content, and serve targeted advertisements. You can apply for free school travel at any time during the school year. You can check online to see if your child’s medical card is valid. include a completed Statement Children who choose to attend their nearest all-English school/unit may be eligible for school transport to that school/unit, even if it is not their nearest school. Skills. Transport Section through the SENO, prior to the child’s enrolment in school. Under the terms of the Department's Post-Primary School Transport Scheme children may be eligible for transport where they reside 4.8 kilometres or more from their nearest education centre, subject to limited exceptions relating to ethos and language.